St. Louis program designed to spur home energy upgrades

A new, low-interest loan program is giving residents of St. Louis incentive to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. GreenHELP aims to help homeowners make their houses more eco-friendly and potentially trim their energy expenses, reports St.

Infographic: Budgeting for home window replacement

Infographic: Budgeting for home window replacement

Windows play pivotal roles in the look and, perhaps more importantly, the efficiency of a home. When it comes to replacing those windows, the task isn’t always simple – or inexpensive. You want windows that not only provide great views,...

Tiny house concept offers lessons for new student housing

Tiny house concept offers lessons for new student housing

As times change and building practices advance, student housing has graduated as well from traditional dorm standards of simply cramming beds, desks and people into tiny spaces. A new complex converted from a former office building in the Netherlands uses...

5 ways to 'future-proof' a kitchen

5 ways to 'future-proof' a kitchen

We upgrade our phones every year, yet we’re reluctant to outfit our kitchens with technology that ensures they outlast the next decade of fads. According to Innit, an eating technology company that has developed a connected food platform, home renovators...

Silo-turned-apartment-tower earns international recognition

Silo-turned-apartment-tower earns international recognition

A reimagined industrial grain container in Denmark has been named the best tall building in Europe, reports Mansion Global. The structure was recognized by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The Silo, now a 17-story apartment building...

Interest in metal roofing rises in hurricane-prone areas

Interest in metal roofing rises in hurricane-prone areas

After a destructive hurricane season last year, homeowners throughout much of the southern United States are looking to better protect their homes as another season looms. They’re increasingly turning to durable materials, such as metal roofing. According to Metal Roofing...

Remodels should focus on form, function

Remodels should focus on form, function

Spring has sprung, and as temperatures rise across the country, so does interest among homeowners for sprucing up around the house and remodeling. Spending on home improvements is expected to grow nearly 5 percent in 2018, according to the National...

New site illuminates all you need to know about lighting

New site illuminates all you need to know about lighting

Wondering watts up with lighting? There's a new place to get answers.

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Users can easily try different color options, create custom palettes and share results in a variety of ways.

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

The tool was inspired by similar virtual tools, like the car builders seen on many automakers’ websites.

Metal roofing prepares homes to stand up to severe weather

Metal roofing prepares homes to stand up to severe weather

While preparing for climate change is a reality for today’s homeowners, lessening the impact on the earth’s resources also continues to be a key concern.

DDIY: When should you hire professional landscaping help?

DDIY: When should you hire professional landscaping help?

While saving on labor costs might attract DIYers, the hidden costs to any project may send them packing.

Plan your eco friendly home remodel the right way

Plan your eco friendly home remodel the right way

When you remodel your home, you don’t have to throw everything out and start from scratch.

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

This report shows that PACE financing is a great way to safely and effectively make important home improvements.

Guess how this new plank flooring combines beauty and strength

Guess how this new plank flooring combines beauty and strength

Like the foundation of a building, a floor is only as strong as its core.

What can you do to stop wasting water?

What can you do to stop wasting water?

The most common places to find household leaks are your toilet, sinks or water heater.

5 smart tips for choosing the best metal roofing contractor

5 smart tips for choosing the best metal roofing contractor

According to Builder Magazine, more than half of homeowners are planning to spend money on renovations this year.

How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

A single additional layer of protective coating on your home’s exterior can have a profound effect on its ability to withstand the weather.

Top Tips to Reduce Your Home's Heating and Cooling Costs

Top Tips to Reduce Your Home's Heating and Cooling Costs

A degree or two may not feel like much of a difference, but it's a change you'll definitely see on your energy bill.

Federal Tax Credits Extended for Cool Metal Roofs in 2017

Federal Tax Credits Extended for Cool Metal Roofs in 2017

The tax credit includes ENERGY STAR qualified metal roofs and other types of certified cool roofs.

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